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Robur Carolinum (Latin for Charles' oak) was a constellation created by the English astronomer Sir Edmund Halley in 1679. The name refers to the oak where Charles II was said to have hidden from the troops of Oliver Cromwell after the Battle of Worcester. It was located between the constellations of Crux and Carina. Is was never popular and is no longer in use. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... Edmond Halley. ... Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. ... Charles II (29 May 1630–6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (retrospectively de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ... Unfinished portrait miniature of Oliver Cromwell by Samuel Cooper, 1657. ... The Battle of Worcester was the final battle of the English Civil War. ... Crux, being Latin for cross, commonly known as the Southern Cross (in contrast to the Northern Cross), is the smallest of the 88 modern constellations, but also one of the most famous. ... Carina (Latin for keel) is a southern constellation which forms part of the old constellation of Argo Navis. ...


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Star Tales – Robur Carolinum (220 words)
Halley described his new constellation as being a “perpetual memory” of the King, but it turned out to be less permanent than either of them would have hoped.
Robur Carolinum was rejected by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, who mapped the southern stars more comprehensively 75 years after Halley, and most astronomers followed suit, although Bode included it on his atlas of 1801 as Robur Caroli II.
Robur Carolinum shown under the name Robur Caroli II in the Uranographia of Johann Bode.
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